Anthrax’s Scott Ian on Stormtroopers of Death, “Certain sections of people would cancel it” – S.O.D. – 2022 – Interview
Metal Hammer: Anthrax’s Scott Ian: Stormtroopers Of Death would be ‘cancelled’ today. Taken from the brand new issue of Metal Hammer.
On S.O.D. (Stormtroopers of Death)
“If it had never existed in 1985 and we tried to put that out today, no matter how hard we tried to explain the joke or the humor, yes, certain sections of people would cancel it. It would have a much harder time now. We didn’t have Internet back then.”
The ‘crossover’ thrash band – who also featured Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante, original Anthrax bassist Dan Lilker and singer Billy Milano – caused controversy with songs such as Fuck The Middle East and Pussy Whipped.
“If people don’t know, Sergeant D is a character that I created, because I wanted to try and make a comic book. I didn’t know how to write a comic book, so I wrote songs about this character, who’s dead! He’s unliving, and therefore he hates anything alive. We explained it a few times in interviews back then, but either people want to hear it, or they don’t.”
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